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One place to keep your clothes on while enjoying coffee

Nearly 1,000 years ago a lonely goatherd, no this is not an introduction to The Sound of Music, in Ethiopia noticed that his goats would sometimes go a bit wild, a bit crazy and dance and jump around.  This lonely … Continue reading

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Unseen Britain – Bath Guildhall Market

Enter the ‘Bath Guildhall Market’ passing under the sign at the Bridge Street entrance near the Pulteney Bridge and you will be walking in the footsteps of merchants, traders and customers from around 800 years ago to the earliest records … Continue reading

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Unseen Britain – Evensong at Tewkesbury Abbey

For Evensong the congregation are allowed to sit in the choir stalls immediately behind the choir which was made up of ten boys and about ten men whose voices ranged from tenor right down to deep in the boots bass … Continue reading

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Unseen Britain – Well Alley in Tewkesbury

Well Alley is just one of the several alleys that nowadays form shortcuts to and from the main streets of Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire and I explored it on my first evening in the town. Today they are sanitised and many … Continue reading

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Unseen Britain – Brief Encounter in Tewkesbury Library

Too often in life we lock ourselves away in self-imposed bubbles that contain our worlds with all of their worries and cares. These worries and cares sometimes seem so great that they leave little room in the bubble for perspective … Continue reading

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Learning to Speak American in Bath

While I was exploring Bath I found this book on a bench facing towards The Royal Crescent. The lawns between me and the esplanade of houses were dotted with visitors from the Far East.  On seeing the title quickly I … Continue reading

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Unseen Britain – Clouds Hill in Dorset

  Clouds Hill as it is known today was built in 1808 surrounded by the woodlands near Bovingdon Camp as a forester’s cottage. If it wasn’t for one solitary man, T E Lawrence, renting it from a distant cousin of his … Continue reading

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